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Harlan R. Jessup

25 Taunton Ridge, Newtown, CT  06470

 Records of thirty six Newtown marriages performed between 1794 and 1810 by Justice of the Peace David Baldwin were recently discovered in the Julia H. Brush Genealogical Collection of the Cyrenius H. Booth Library in Newtown.  Previously unpublished, they do not appear in town or church records.  The certificates on small slips of paper, sometimes written on both sides, had long ago been pasted into a scrapbook.  Careful removal from the scrapbook pages by Gary Wait of the Connecticut Historical Society has enabled us to read them all. 

 Though he did not affix his signature, David Baldwin wrote several of the records on the reverse of his accounts for judicial services.  The significance of his varied phrasing is not known:  “Administered the Marriage Covenant,” “Solemnized a consummation of the Marriage Covenant,” “Joined together in Marriage,” “Administered in ratifying a Covenant of Matrimony,” and, in one case, “Solemnly authenticated the Marriage Covenant.”  Notations in addition to names and dates are listed here as “other.”

 For additions and corrections to some 250 death records for Newtown see  “Newtown, CT, Bills of Mortality, 1797-1821:  a Supplement to the Barbour Index” in The  Connecticut Nutmegger, 29(1996):395-407, by this transcriber.

Date

Names

Other

4 Oct 1801

BARNUM, Doctr Eder & Polly SHEPARD

at Doctr G. Shepards

26 May 1805

BEACH, Amos (a negro boy) & Massa HILL

at the house of Wd Mahitable Peck

 

—a certificate in the following words from the Wd. & son of Hez. Beach deceased—to wit:  “Huntington, May 13th 1805, This is to certify that Amos a Negro boy belonging to the estate of Hezh Beach has our leave to marry a black girl named Massa Hill. /s/ Shelton Beach, Mary Beach.

 

28 Sep 1794

BENNITT, Anna & Ezra GLOVER

See notes under Ezra Glover

19 Dec 1798

BENNITT, James & Rue SANFORD

at Saml Sanfords

22 Mar 1795

BOOTH, Rachel & Simeon GLOVER

Sunday

2 Jun 1803

BOOTH, Alonzo & Volusia GLOVER

at Cap. Sol. Glovers

29 Jan 1795

BOTSFORD, Annis & Daniel FERRIS

he of New Milford, Thursday

15 Jan 1799

BOTSFORD, Gideon Bennitt & Betsey CLARK

at Gidn Botsfords

13 Nov 1799

BOTSFORD, Martin & Martha HAWLEY

at Henry Woods

23 Jan 1800

BOTSFORD, Jane & Abner PECK

at the house of her father Mr Gideon Botsford

2 Mar 1802

BOTSFORD, John, Jun. & Polly Ann HARD

at Amon Hards

13 Dec 1804

BOTSFORD, Mary Ann & Isaac BURCH

at the house of Clement Botsford

3 Mar 1808

BOTSFORD, Hersy[?] & John DIBBLE

he of Danbury, at the house of her father Clement Botsford

13 Dec 1804

BURCH, Isaac & Mary Ann BOTSFORD

at the house of Clement Botsford

15 Jan 1799

CLARK, Betsey & Gideon Bennitt BOTSFORD

at Gidn Botsfords

11 Jun 1808

CROFUT, Anna & Samuel SHERWOOD

at the house of her father Elihu Crofut

3 Mar 1808

DIBBLE, John & Hersy[?] BOTSFORD

he of Danbury, at the house of her father Clement Botsford

28 Oct 1805

DIMON, Betsey & Constantine ROWELL

at my own house

14 Mar 1799

FAIRCHILD, Stephen & Ruth FOOT

 

29 Jan 1795

FERRIS, Daniel & Annis BOTSFORD

he of New Milford, Thursday

25 Feb 1798

FERRIS, Daniel & Jerusha GLOVER

 

14 Mar 1799

FOOT, Ruth & Stephen FAIRCHILD

 

11 Feb 1802

FOOT, Peter & Martha TIFF

at Peter Foot’s

11 Oct 1803

FOOT, David & Sucky [Sukey] UNDERHILL

at John Und[er]hills

16 Sep 1810

FOOT, Aurelia & Zerah MASTERS

at the house of James Foot

2 Jun 1804

GILLET, Lois & John STILSON

at Wd Parmalees

28 Sep 1794

GLOVER, Ezra & Anna BENNITT

Sunday evening about 6 oClock,

 

according to the Rites & ceremonies of the Episcopal Church at the house of Abel Bennitt

 

22 Mar 1795

GLOVER, Simeon & Rachel BOOTH

Sunday

25 Feb 1798

GLOVER, Jerusha & Daniel FERRIS

 

2 Aug 1801

GLOVER, Simeon & Mary GREGORY

at my house

2 Jun 1803

GLOVER, Volusia & Alonzo BOOTH

at Cap. Sol. Glovers

14 Feb 1804

GLOVER, Esther Ann & Amos GRIFFIN

at Elias Glovers

5 Feb 1810

GLOVER, James & Sarah PECK

at the house of James Beach Fairman

2 Aug 1801

GREGORY, Mary & Simeon GLOVER

at my house

22 Dec 1799

GRIFFIN, Ebenezer & Polly Ann PECK

at Isaac Pecks

14 Feb 1804

GRIFFIN, Amos & Esther Ann GLOVER

at Elias Glovers

3 Feb 1794

HARD, Elizabeth & Cyrenius PECK

Monday morning about 101/2 oClock

2 Mar 1802

HARD, Polly Ann & John BOTSFORD, Jun.

at Amon Hards

8 Sep 1799

HAWLEY, Salmon & Olive WHEELER

Revd. Wheler being present &

 

ingaging to indemnify me against all harm &c.  Asa Chapman & Benjm Curtis &c being present as Witnesses

 

13 Nov 1799

HAWLEY, Martha & Martin BOTSFORD

at Henry Woods

11 May 1801

HENDRIX, John & Hannah SUMMERS

at John Summerses

23 Oct 1804

HENDRIX, Betty & Daniel WINTON

at the house of Ezra Peck

19 Jun 1796

HILL, Seth & Polly STILSON

on Sunday, he of Huntington

26 May 1805

HILL, Massa & Amos BEACH (a negro boy)

See notes under Beach

19 Nov 1803

JOHNSON, John & Clarry PECK

at the house of her father John Peck

17 May 1810

LEWIS, Elizabeth & William NORTHROP

dau. of Abijah Lewis of Huntington at the house of Elijah Sanford

16 Sep 1810

MASTERS, Zerah & Aurelia FOOT

at the house of James Foot

11 Jan 1795

NORTHROP Lewis & [blank] NORTHROP

Sunday evening

17 May 1810

NORTHROP, William & Elizabeth LEWIS

dau. of Abijah Lewis of Huntington at the house of Elijah Sanford

3 Jul 1796

PARMALEE, Hannah & Gershom SUMMERS

on Sunday

3 Feb 1794

PECK, Cyrenius & Elizabeth HARD

Monday morning about 101/2 oClock

6 Nov 1794

PECK, Lucinda & Doctr Gideon SHEPARD

at the house of Ashur Peck

13 Jan 1797

PECK, Esther & Jonathan WHITE

he of Fishkill

22 Dec 1799

PECK, Polly Ann & Ebenezer GRIFFIN

at Isaac Pecks

23 Jan 1800

PECK, Abner & Jane BOTSFORD

at the house of her father Mr Gideon Botsford

19 Nov 1803

PECK, Clarry & John JOHNSON

at the house of her father John Peck

5 Feb 1810

PECK, Sarah & James GLOVER

at the house of James Beach Fairman

28 Oct 1805

ROWELL, Constantine & Betsey DIMON

at my own house

19 Dec 1798

SANFORD, Rue & James BENNITT

at Saml Sanfords

6 Nov 1794

SHEPARD, Doctr Gideon & Lucinda PECK

at the house of Ashur Peck

4 Oct 1801

SHEPARD, Polly & Doctr Eder BARNUM

at Doctr G. Shepards

11 Jun 1808

SHERWOOD, Samuel & Anna CROFUT

at the house of her father Elihu Crofut

19 Jun 1796

STILSON, Polly & Seth HILL

on Sunday, he of Huntington

2 Jun 1804

STILSON, John & Lois GILLET

at Wd Parmalees

3 Jul 1796

SUMMERS, Gershom & Hannah PARMALEE

on Sunday

11 May 1801

SUMMERS, Hannah & John HENDRIX

at John Summerses

11 Feb 1802

TIFF, Martha & Peter FOOT

at Peter Foot’s

11 Oct 1803

UNDERHILL, Sucky [Sukey] & David FOOT

at John Und[er]hills

8 Sep 1799

WHEELER, Olive & Salmon HAWLEY

See notes under Salmon Hawley

13 Jan 1797

WHITE, Jonathan & Esther PECK

he of Fishkill

23 Oct 1804

WINTON, Daniel & Betty HENDRIX

at the house of Ezra Peck

 

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